Afghanistan

  • 10 May 2021

    Afghan officials say 85 people have died after the weekend’s bomb attack targeting schoolgirls in the Afghan capital Kabul, which left more than a hundred others injured.

  • 14 Apr 2021

    We speak to Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors, and Professor Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, from the University of Pittsburgh, who’s a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council as the US prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, after two decades of conflict

  • 14 Apr 2021

    President Biden has begun setting out his plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 this year. He will declare that “it’s time to end America’s longest war”.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The UK has announced that it will send 440 more troops to serve in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of its troops there to more than a thousand. The government made the announcement ahead of discussion at NATO about its military deployments in Afghanistan, which continues to be plagued by Taliban attacks. The extra troops…

  • 26 May 2018

    MPs say a scheme meant to help Afghan civilians who worked for the British armed forces as interpreters is an “utter failure” – with thousands of people living under “continual daily threat”.

  • 10 May 2018

    President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Two bombs in the Afghan capital have left at least 25 people dead. Many of those killed were journalists who police say were deliberately targeted while covering the first explosion. Among them was Shah Marai who was the chief photographer for the French news agency AFP in Kabul. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    James Carafano, who’s from the Heritage Foundation and was on the Trump Presidency transition team, and Tom Tugendhat MP, the Conservative chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, discuss Afghanistan.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    Militants have attacked an army base near a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers. Sixteen other Afghan soldiers were injured at the Marshal Fahim military academy. It is the third major attack in a spate of violence in the city. Nine days ago, an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel…

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Dozens of people have been killed and nearly sixty injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.  Islamic State militants say they were responsible for the bombs which targetted a Shia cultural organisation and the Afghan Voice news agency.  The government says it is the latest in a series of attacks…

  • 9 Dec 2017

    “You have ignored the service I have done for this country, and the risks I have taken”. Those were the words of a former British army Afghan interpreter who’s seeking asylum in the UK. Simon Israel reports.

  • 31 May 2017

    A huge bomb in the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic district has killed at least 90 and injured more than 400. Most were civilians.

  • 9 Mar 2017

    Veterans of the Gulf War, the Iraq invasion and the long, grinding war in Afghanistan gathered in London this morning to watch the unveiling of a new memorial. Correction: Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross once, for twice saving members of his unit. We are happy to set the record straight.

  • 21 Feb 2017

    A photograph released by the Islamic State group of a British suicide bomber in Mosul shows British ex-Guantanamo detainee Jamal Al-Harith.

  • 21 Dec 2016

    Sergeant Blackman’s former commanding officer reveals to Channel 4 News the untold story of warnings issued about the disgraced marine’s unit, a lack of leadership and how “more could have been done in advance to avoid” the tragic outcome.